Valentina DuBasky, American (1951 - )
Valentina DuBasky is an artist with 35 years of professional exhibition experience nationally and
internationally. Her modern-day, cave-wall paintings are grouped within New Image Painting, a
painting movement in the United States from the 1980’s. She maintains her painting studio in New
EXHIBITIONS AND REVIEWS:
DuBasky has exhibited her paintings and prints in 39 one-person
exhibitions and over 130 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her Riverbirds and
Rainforest Paintings have been featured on WETA-PUBLIC TELEVISION. She has had over 64
reviews, articles and features in national and fine art publications; including ARTFORUM, ART IN
AMERICA, ARTNEWS, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE NEW YORKER, ART & ANTIQUES, NEW
YORK ART REVIEW, PRINT COLLECTOR’S NEWSLETTER, AND LUXE MAGAZINE.
MONOPRINTS AND FINE ART PRINT EDITIONS:
DuBasky has created large-scale monoprints
and fine art print editions with Tandem Press (2013), Pelavin Editions, Ltd. (1984-2008) and Solo
Press (1983). Her prints have been featured in ARTNEWS, ARTS MAGAZINE, CHRISTIAN
SCIENCE MONITOR, TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PRINTS (JAPAN), THE PRINT COLLECTORS
NEWSLETTER AND PRINT NEWS: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY PRINTS.
DuBasky’s work is included in over 66 public and museum collections including the
Orlando Museum, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, the Newark Museum, the Seattle Art
Museum, Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the National Museum of Women in the
Arts, Pew Charitable Trust Collection, Prudential Collection, IBM Collection, Fuzhou International
Center in China and in private collections in Europe, Asia and the Mideast.
GRANTS AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS include a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant (2016),
Artist in Residence Grant, Pang Mapha Highland Archaeology Project, Thailand (2006), Teaneck
Creek Conservancy Residence (2003), Art in Embassies Visiting Artist Grant, US Department of
State, Latvia and Estonia (2002); United States Embassy Artist in Residence Grant, Silpakorn
University, Thailand (2001); two Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants (1999, 1986) and Ariana
Foundation for the Arts (1984).
INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS & CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS:
DuBasky believes art is
an international language that can build bridges of friendship around the world. She has designed
and conducted international projects and cultural exchange programs in numerous countries on six
continents in cooperation with US Embassies, nonprofit organizations, arts organizations and
educational institutions. She has participated in Art in Embassy Program exhibitions in 9 countries.
Valentina has also worked on numerous human rights projects in Southeast Asia. She first visited
Southeast Asia as photographer for the Associated Press in Vietnam in 1991 and worked as a
human rights photographer in Cambodia two months after the cease-fire was signed in 1991. In
1998, DuBasky was the only visual artist to serve as an official election observer of the Cambodian
National Elections and receive UN training with 600 observers from 34 countries.
Book publications include: Kinetiv: Highlights from the Polsinelli Art
Collection, Edited by Mary Walsh, Polsinelli Publisher (2015), Nicholas Nevius by Lee Barnes with
illustrations by Valentina DuBasky, Abingdon Square Publishing (2011), The Cambodian Journal:
Drawings 1994-1998 by Valentina DuBasky, Abingdon Square Publishing (2009) and Soul
Survivors: Stories of Women & Children in Cambodia by Bhavia Wagner with photographs by
Valentina DuBasky, Wild Iris Press (2002)
HISTORY OF GALLERY REPRESENTATION:
DuBasky has been represented by professional
galleries in New York since she began showing in 1980. These include: Carter Burden Gallery
(2015-present), Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts (1996-2011), Ruth Siegel Gallery (1990-1992), Oscarsson-
Siegeltuch Gallery (1987-1988), Oscarsson-Hood Modern and Contemporary (1981-1986), and
Semaphore Gallery (1980-1981).